Sunday, March 9, 2008

coming soon to a city near you!!! (+waiting for a war video, sxsw!!!)

we are thrilled to announce that we will be doing a full US tour in may to celebrate the release of our first album - "talking through tin cans" !!! even a couple dates in canada too! and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we'll be supporting THE KOOKS for all these dates!! wham bam thank you maam.

all the kooker dates, plus our own CD release shows:

May 6 2008 5:00P
Virgin Megastore SF In-store! FREE! San Francisco, California

May 8 2008 8:00P
LA CD Release Show @ The Echo!! Los Angeles, California

May 9 2008 8:00P
SF CD Release Show @ 330 Ritch!! San Francisco, California

May 18 2008 8:00P
House Of Blues (w/ The Kooks!) San Diego, California

May 19 2008 8:00P
The Wiltern (w/ The Kooks) Los Angeles, California

May 24 2008 8:00P
Commodore Ballroom (w/ The Kooks) Vancouver, British Columbia

May 26 2008 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom (w/ The Kooks) Portland, Oregon

May 28 2008 8:00P
Avalon Theatre (w/ The Kooks) Salt Lake City, Utah

May 29 2008 8:00P
Ogden Theatre (w/ The Kooks) Denver, Colorado

May 31 2008 8:00P
Fine Line Music Cafe (w/ The Kooks) Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jun 1 2008 8:00P
Turner Hall Ballroom (w/ The Kooks) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jun 2 2008 8:00P
Vic Theatre (w/ The Kooks) Chicago, Illinois

Jun 4 2008 8:00P
Kool Haus (w/ The Kooks) Toronto, Ontario

Jun 5 2008 8:00P
The Fillmore @ TLA (w/ The Kooks) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jun 9 2008 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club (w/ The Kooks) Boston, Massachusetts

Jun 10 2008 8:00P
Terminal 5 (w/ The Kooks) New York, New York

Jun 11 2008 8:00P
Terminal 5 SOLD OUT (w/ The Kooks) New York, New York

...and that's not all. today also celebrates the release of our first video! it's for "waiting for a war," which incidentally, is available for purchase on vinyl and itunes this tuesday, march 11! we'll have the vinyl available at shows, which looks and sounds beautiful. however, if you purchase the song and it's accompanying b-side on itunes you'll get a free downloadable version of the video, and another free b-side!! can you believe it?

here's the video. directed by the super homies: alexander safdie and ronald schnetke, and shot by doug mccann.

we're heading to austin right now for sxsw, going to be in las cruces, new mexico, tomorrow night. we'll be documenting the whole thing on our new FLIP CAMERA. check out our page on imeem for video blogs updating our trip -
we reckon it's gonna be wild.

and if you're in the texan area, come holler:

Mar 13 2008 4:30P
SXSW - Highwire party @ Habana Calle - Austin, Texas

Mar 13 2008 8:30P
SXSW - Smokin’ Music - Austin, Texas

Mar 14 2008 3:00P
SXSW - +1 House Party @ Hank Sinatra’s - Austin, Texas

Mar 14 2008 9:30P
SXSW - Viper Room In Austin @ The Orchid - Austin, Texas

Mar 15 2008 2:00P
SXSW - Homeslice - Austin, Texas

more exciting news soon!

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the morning benders